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    Europe marks World War II victory under shadow of new threats
    May08

    Europe marks World War II victory under shadow of new threats

    May 09, 2015 1:44 AMPARIS (AFP) – Europe on Friday marked 70 years since the defeat of Nazi Germany with sombre ceremonies overshadowed by modern day threats, such as the war in Ukraine and Islamic extremism. …read more Source: The Straits...

    US envoy trusts new UK government will keep NATO defence pledge
    May08

    US envoy trusts new UK government will keep NATO defence pledge

    BRUSSELS – The US ambassador to NATO said on Friday he was confident that newly re-elected British Prime Minister David Cameron would stick to a NATO defence spending pledge despite expectations that his budget-tightening plans could spell more defence cuts.Britain is one of only four of NATO’s 28 members that meet a target of...

    Russia and China deepen ties with new economic deals
    May08

    Russia and China deepen ties with new economic deals

    May 08, 2015 9:47 PMMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia and China signed a US$25 billion (S$33.21 billion) deal to boost Chinese lending to Russian firms and a host of other accords deepening economic cooperation on Friday as Moscow’s ties with the West fray over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Putin snubs Ukraine leadership in WWII salute
    May08

    Putin snubs Ukraine leadership in WWII salute

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin on Fiday congratulated “citizens” of Ukraine but snubbed its leaders on the 70th anniversary of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in WWII amid a deep feud between Moscow and Kiev.Putin pointedly sidestepped addressing Ukraine’s pro-Western authorities as he issued a congratulatory statement...

    Germany hails ‘liberation’ from Nazis 70 years on
    May08

    Germany hails ‘liberation’ from Nazis 70 years on

    BERLIN – Germany on Friday celebrated its “liberation” from the Nazis 70 years ago, with the speaker of parliament Norbert Lammert hailing the willingness of the country’s neighbours to forgive.During a joint session of parliament’s two houses attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck, Lammert...

    Europe marks WWII victory under shadow of new threats
    May08

    Europe marks WWII victory under shadow of new threats

    PARIS – Europe held sombre ceremonies to mark 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany on Friday as leaders warned of modern day threats such as the war in Ukraine and Islamic extremism. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine president says almost 7,000 civilians killed in war
    May08

    Ukraine president says almost 7,000 civilians killed in war

    Nearly 7,000 civilians have been killed in the war in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separ …read more Source: The Korea...

    Ukraine remembers WW2 with Europe rather than Russia
    May08

    Ukraine remembers WW2 with Europe rather than Russia

    KIEV (Reuters) – For the first time in 70 years, Ukraine on Friday joined most of of Europe in marking the end of the World War Two a day ahead of Russia, which it accused of exploiting the anniversary to display its military might. …read more Source: The...

    World bank trims forecast for Ukraine
    May08

    World bank trims forecast for Ukraine

    The World Bank (WB) downgraded the forecast for GDP growth in Ukraine in 2015 and is waiting for the recession to 7.5%. …read more Source: Kazakh...

    Two Ukrainian serviceman killed, 26 wounded in past 24 hours- Ukrainian military
    May08

    Two Ukrainian serviceman killed, 26 wounded in past 24 hours- Ukrainian military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Two Ukrainian servicemen were killed and 26 wounded in separatist eastern territories over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

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